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We are sorry to announce that the Chantry Library has now closed for visits, email and telephone.

As we no longer have a Librarian we cannot assist you with any enquiries and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

We are leaving these website pages active for the time being as you may find useful links in them. 

Icon would like to thank users for all the support they have given the library over many years.


ICON Chantry Library Subject Bibliographies Adhesives in Textile Conservation and Aerosols in Conservation

          adhesive support biblio

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Chantry Library Topic Bibliographies
New additions include topic bibliographies on Artists' Pigments, Iron Gall Ink and the Conservation of Feathers.

Library Training Zone
The Training Zone Includes information skills training guides, workshop presentation slides, and resources lists.

Chantry Library Resources Updates
These quarterly updates provide a compilation of the latest library acquisitions and news - new books, journals, conference papers, websites, bibliographies......and much more. December 2013 edition now available.

Conservation Librarians Group

To find out more about the group, please click here.

Chantry Library Opening Hours
The Chantry Library is open on Mondays (am), all-day Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (pm). For more details, please click here.

A Library Without Walls?

Along with the provision of traditional services, the Chantry Library also provides annotated links to aggregated Web Resources via delicious and the facility to search only these resources through the Heritage Conservation Search Engine. Whilst distance and time can prove barriers to visiting the physical library, we hope that the provision of remote services such as these will be useful to those interested in Heritage Conservation across the UK and beyond.

Track New Books and Journals at the Library in Real Time

You can now keep up-to-date with the arrival of new books and journals, future library events, and other library related news as and when it happens. Visit our Library News page to see it in action. You can even have the news come to you, rather than constantly visit the site - just subscribe to the RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed. Details of how to do this can be found on the Library News page - see the links under "RSS/News Feed Information" in the right-hand column for more details.

The Chantry Library – for all your conservation information needs

Why is the Library called the Chantry Library ?
To find out the answer to this question, and to learn more about the history of the Library, please click here.

Icon Chantry Library Advisory Committee
The Chantry Library Advisory Committee is composed of the Chair (Kate Colleran), the Honorary Librarian (Jane Eagan), and an External Consultant (Michael Williams). The Committee meets regularly to review progress and aid the librarian with forward planning, policy, and strategy. Read more here

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